Application Deadline : 15 February 2012
Apply now to kick-start your scientific career in a centre of excellence in the heart of Europe, backed by first class research facilities and training in our multidisciplinary, international scientific community. VIB scientists work at the frontlines of molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, structural biology, plant systems biology, genetics, biochemistry and microbiology. Selected candidates will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €23.500 and are expected to start in October 2012.
?Before applying for a scholarship in the VIB International PhD Program, make sure you are eligible for the program. The admission requirements are listed below.
The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians, currently living abroad.
Candidates should hold a university degree, or satisfy equivalent requirements, which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a 5-year University degree, or equivalent, in life sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology), physics, engineering, chemistry, or related fields. In general, this implies that the applicant has a Masters degree. Applicants, who have not yet received their degree at the time of the application deadline, can also apply, but a final certificate of the degree is needed no later than 2 months after the selection interviews, which will take place in May 2010.
Medical students who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree can also apply after completion of their M.D. exams.
Passing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a plus (and you should definitely indicate on your application whether you took the GRE), but the test is not required for your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a GRE Institutional code. If you take the GRE-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program, please use the GRE codes of either the University of Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven or Ghent.
Applicants are preferentially not older than 28 years at the application deadline.
English is used in all VIB laboratories for scientific communication. Therefore, candidates must have an excellent command of English. A language test for English, such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is not necessary for the application but nonetheless highly recommended. Please note that VIB does not yet have a TOEFL Institutional code. If you take the TOEFL-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program, please use the TOEFL codes of either Ghent University, the K.U.Leuven, the University of Antwerp or the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
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